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Old 01-29-2007, 03:05 PM   #15
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Those are the outer half of fairly standard Euro trailer windows - the Predom/Cadet doesn't need the fixed half as that is moulded into the fiberglass. You should have a seal attached to the body around the window opening, which it sounds like you're missing. It's just visible in this photo of a modern Predom.

Incidentally, those windows are now normally made in Europe with two layers of plastic to give double-glazed windows. I've not seen this on a Predom/Cadet, but they may be made that way by now.

Since these trailer sare still being made, the simplest solution might be to buy an awning intended to go on one: English awnings (£425 is about $800), Dutch awnings.

Andrew
Thanks, Andrew, for the link. I will be in London in May but I don't think either the window or the awning will fit into my suitcase!

There is a lot of old caulking around the left top corner of the front window and it looks like the window corner has been bent and the caulk was the fix. When I strip everything out and off I'll know what's happened. The rear window looks good.

These windows are the emergency exits and the design is very practical and functional.

I scraped a knuckle this afternoon and the Cadet has now been blooded. Also, the "55" number refers to the tire pressure!

Don
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:46 PM   #16
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Congratulations, Don, on finding your Cadet. Just think of all the fun you will have personalizing it and taking it on the road. Hope our camping paths will cross one day. Take care, L 'n D
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:39 AM   #17
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Feeling energetic, I have created a blog with photos for our Cadet restoration project...I decided this was going to be more than "fixer-upper".

Our 85 Cadet

Here comes the okra!
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:30 AM   #18
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Hi Don,
this is the link of italian Allcar
I do not know if this link can be of aid for you

Ciao Don,
Questo è il link della italiana Allcar
Non so se ti puù essere di aiuto


ciao
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:12 AM   #19
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Don,
I'll add my congratulations to the list! Most of us can empathize with the feeling of satisfaction of getting her home
Usually the first "blood sacrifice" happens a little later, but we have a suspicion that you are anxious to get started with the personalization process.
Enjoy the entire journey
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:52 AM   #20
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WOW, great blog on the Cadet. I really love the way the roof curve on the Element matches the curve on the Cadet. The interior looks functional and "cozy". Did you remove the cushions or will they all need replacement?
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:44 PM   #21
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Congratulations Don! I'm looking forward to reading more about your Cadet mods and upgrades.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:01 PM   #22
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Congrtats! I know you will enjoy and make lots of gret memories.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:12 PM   #23
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Wow! Doesn't it feel good to have the searching part end? Now for the new obsession - fixing. You will lowe your new toy. Congratulations.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:15 PM   #24
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WOW, great blog on the Cadet. I really love the way the roof curve on the Element matches the curve on the Cadet. The interior looks functional and "cozy". Did you remove the cushions or will they all need replacement?
Judy: I removed everything from the interior. The cushions are upholstered in good fabric and also covered wiith a slipcover elasticized on the back...all original. They made them to last, but I will replace the foam and get new brighter covers.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:24 PM   #25
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Congratulations!
Your Cadet is a real find!

I enjoyed your blog. Great pictures. Am looking forward to following the restoration progress.

Hope to see you down the road
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The blog is great!

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